China’s pork imports in June continued to increase, bringing the country to 126,269 tons of fresh and frozen pork in the first half of 2011, an increase of 43.39% compared with the same time in 2010.

Over half of the imported pork was from the U.S., according to customs statistics. Overall U.S. pork exports increased 16% compared with 2010, to 916,763 tons in the first five months of 2011, mainly caused by the rising imports from China, Korea and Japan.


In meeting China’s demand, Denmark’s pork exports also increased, by 6%, from January to April compared with the same time in 2010.